TITLE

Latest generation excimer laser safely corrects myopia and myopic astigmatism

AUTHOR(S)
Hasson, Matt
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study which investigated a new generation of excimer laser which safely corrects myopia and myopic astigmatism with few complications. The focus of the study was the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser system used to perform PRK and LASIK. Results of the study were presented by Doctor Esmeralda Costa at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
ACCESSION #
45566949

 

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